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Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina)

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Address: Gijon, Spain
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An Oasis of Calm

A real oasis of calm after Gijon city, yet right on the edge of it. It is steep and hilly however, so a bit of work to get up to the top (around 40m vertically I think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A real oasis of calm after Gijon city, yet right on the edge of it. It is steep and hilly however, so a bit of work to get up to the top (around 40m vertically I think). Excellent views from the top. Probably best to just meander around for an hour or so as an escape from the city (it's... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely walk to the top and fantastic views. There is a skateboard park at the bottom. Nice way to spend an hour or two.

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Oulu, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After walking in the historic city center, this is where to go next. Open park (also for dogs) to wander around and enjoy the endless views to the sea.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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122 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We walked around here on a cold and wet day in November. The charm might have been lost on us, as we certainly couldn't see much of the views. There was a lot of very fresh air, but I think that this is somewhere best seen in the summer or better weather. The sculpture doesn't look at its best in... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We did a trip to Gijon just for the day and went to the Cerro as a starting point. The walks are lovely, there are lots of little restaurants and we ended at the Play San Lorenzo. We parked a little away, at the Plaza de Europa and loved walking through the town.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Great for a typical park walk (though up a pretty steep hill!) and gives great views of both sides of the city of Gijón; to the east, sunny beaches and bustling shopping areas, and to the west, the cold industrial harbour, which in its own way is quite appealing. However, the epic cliff-edge is also interrupted by that strange sculpture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This can be a nice little walk, you can see remains of the old fort (nothing spectacular) and the new statue. If you want to spend some time walking, taking in fresh air from the sea, this is it.

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Siam Reap Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Good afternoon walk with views out to sea. Shame about the port

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Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

From inside Eduardo Chillida´s monumental sculpture 'Praise of the horizon' you can feel the sound of the sea and have a unique view of Gijón´s surroundings. Don´t miss it!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We walked through the park with our grandmother and young daughter. Both were able to navigate the hilly terrain ok. There is a big Ship play set for kids on the south side and some open green areas to run in all around. At the very top of the headland is the old artillery bunkers which were kind of interesting... More 

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